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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Some Little Projects

Hi everyone and I hope this weekend was a good one for you all.  I had fun today working on several small projects.  For starters, I made this watchband with a very free-form ruffle.  I used this tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I can't wait to make more of them.  I got the watch face from my local craft store on sale for $6.50.  I have seen some pretty colored faces on Etsy.  The possibilities are endless! 

 I also made another one of these cute puzzle bags.  It was requested by a friend for her niece.  They really are fun to make.  So far, I have mostly used cute buttons with the shanks snipped off as the prizes to spy inside.  When they are on sale, it isn't too bad price-wise; but I would prefer 3-dimensional items to put inside.   I am on the lookout for some of those for the next one I make.

  Lastly, I made this cute ruffled sunglasses case that I found on Positively Splendid blog.  I love these totally informal ruffles that you gather as you sew.  I made another scalloped totebag in reds that I plan on donating with this matching case for a raffle to add to a scholarship fund named for a friend who passed away recently.  I have so many sunglasses and glasses for that matter that need cute and protective cases.  I think I will wander the craft blogs looking for different tutorials to make all different styles for my glasses/sunglasses protection.  I also have a million books to look through for ideas.  Little projects like these are so rewarding.

 I leave you this evening with a picture of my Mickey when she was sleeping.  Look at those rabbit feet!  She is priceless. 

I am so looking forward to next Friday night's Sew In.  I have several projects in mind.  I will have to decide which one I will sew.  Take care and have a wonderful week.   Nancy  


  1. The watchband is beautiful!! I really like that color.

    I would love for you to link up some of your projects at my "Flaunt It Friday" Link Party at It opens early Friday morning!

    Your newest follower,

  2. My you have been busy Nancy! I have a big pile of sunglasses just lumped together - you have inspired me to dig out some fabric and make some cases for them!

    And SUCH a cute picture of Mickey!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Love the ruffles on the eyeglasses case, but the sleeping kitty really steals the show!!!

  4. Love the ruffles on the eyeglasses case, but the sleeping kitty really steals the show!!!

  5. So many cute projects! My favorite is the sunglass case! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  6. Wow, you are such a productive sewer! You've done so many really cute things lately :) I made one of those sunglass cases awhile back and still love it! I need to try another now that I've got a bit more sewing experience under my belt. I've yet to cut into my fat quarters from you, but I will be soon and posting what I make then! Hope you have a great rest of the week, Nancy!

  7. I would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  8. What great makes! Love the glasses case, you can't beat ruffles. And the puzzle bag is a great idea, what age is it for? Lots of my friends have children that I like to sew for, but I don't have any of my own so I'm always about stumped about what is age appropriate.

  9. Some lovely work that will make for great gifts!

  10. You have many little projects on the go. looking good.